WRAM - We dedicate our hearts,minds and bodies to protecting our great Republic!
Several years ago I worked security for one of the country's largest banks. Being in a large city, we of course were open to various elements of crime, rape being one of them. To ensure the safety of our women employees, I coordinated with the local police department to have an officer come twice a month to teach women how to defend themselves with the mere contents of their purse and even with what they were wearing. Hairspray or anything that sprays, pencils, pens, keys, high heels, etc. You get the picture.
I would like everyone to step out of the box and put your thinking caps on. Go around your home, and ladies again check your purses, to see how many available weapons you can find. Of course the obvious is guns and knives, but shouldn't we be thinking of other items we could use?? What about anything glass....it could be broke and used for cutting, salt, sugar, seasonings, flour can be thrown in the eyes, or better yet anything that sprays, hairspray, bug spray, air freshner, deoderant. Kids toys.....how about that baseball bat, pair of skates, etc.?? How about that set of deer antlers on the wall or how about any tools that you keep around such as a hammer, screwdriver maybe even a hacksaw?
I think everyone gets the picture.......go to everyone room of your house and make a mental note of what you can use to defend yourself.....it may come in handy.
That is a great idea...I have a gun within reach when I am on the couch and in the bed but, that is all..I need to fix this. Thanks so much. Dawn
Dawn, I think we all need to be aware of our surroundings just in case we can't get to that gun or knife.
Great topic, Thanks for bringing it up...
If you have lots of keys (like I do) then a large carabiner can be used to hold all the keys, clip to your belt or purse and in a fight it's useful as aluminum knuckles (you can pick these up at sporting goods stores like REI). Also keep hornet spray around that stuff is terrible and shoots 20 ft.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term "PACKING HEAT" if you've got a can of Hot Shot on you!
I had a rattlesnake once and there was a fly in the glass case and I squirted a tiny tiny shot in it and the snake went into convulsions..died in 30 minutes...good to know..
Dawn we use to keep 100+ snakes at our home in Florida......we were in nuisance wildlife control and did seminars on snakes at the schools, libraries, etc. We found out real quick that snakes are highly sensitive to sprays........something to remember if out in the woods and you happen on a creepy crawly. Some of these sprays ould stop an intruder as they can cause allergic reactions......I for one am allergic to Deet. Just another thing that can be used in a tight spot.
I usually have all kinds of pointed, sharp things on me at all times, and several puppydogs.
I got bite by a snake this past year out in the woods camping, praticing....made me sick as a dog, and it was a small snake, too!
I got my revenge....I cooked it and ate it.
Yes snake makes for a fine meal.......had it myself.
me too..I love rattlesnake..I think it tastes like fish.
Snake has been added to my list of yummy things to be eaten, along with Boar, Deer, Frogs, Fish, Dove/Quail, etc.... ;)
Snail's good too....sauteed in butter and garlic.....yum, yum!! And you're right Dawn, rattlesnake does taste like fish!